RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro is currently home to some 17.2 million people. Of this total, only 860,000 - five percent - have been tested for the coronavirus by the State Government.
According to the State Health Secretariat (SES), the public network has run 813,560 tests in total. Of these, 736,960 were rapid tests and only 76,600 were PCR tests, considered by specialists to be the most effective in determining the presence of Coronavirus at the time of testing.
Of the total number of tests conducted by the Rio de Janeiro Government, 586,960 testing . . .